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OUT OF DATE CLASSIFICATORY SYSTEMS -Simon's classification - Petrunkevich synthesis-1928 - Bonnet's list of subfamilies - Prószynski's revision of subfamilies 1976.

Monograph of the Salticidae (Araneae) of the World 1995-2015. Introduction to alternative classification of Salticidae
Classification of the Salticidae genera of the World
group of genera
COLONINES
(formerly
"THIODININAE")
by Jerzy Prószyński

Version December 31st, 2015
Note on illustrations. This introduction to classification of Salticidae includes only species defined by diagnostic illustrations in the taxonomic literature, arranged by similarities of embolus and spermophor. Images are displayed as thumbnails to save space and allow for rapid scanning of theoretically closely-related species. Thumbnails are small versions of illustrations in other parts of the monograph, whera are displayed together with particulars of their sources and permissions.

Gen. Colonus Pickard-Cambridge F., 1901 (6 species)

Representative species Colonus sylvanus [ = Thiodina sylvana].
COLONINES (replacement name for Thiodininae, representative species = Thiodina sylvana) are charactrized by arch of spermophor wisible in the anterior half of bulbus, parallel to hairlike embolus, arising laterally from the posterior half of bulbus. Titial apophysis consist usually of two rami, often as long as half of the cymbium, lying flat of the posterior and lateral surface of cymbium respectively. Internal structure of epigyne variable but insufficiently known. Diagnostic drawings below are integral part of definition. REMARKS. Genus reinstated from Thiodina by Bustamante, Maddison, Ruiz 2015, with insufficient documentation of palps and virtually unknown epigyne. Numerous new combinations resulting from that transfer are not recognizable by existing graphic documentation:: Colonus branicki (Taczanowski, 1871) new comb., C. candidus (Mello-Leitão, 1922) new comb., C. melanogaster (Mello-Leitão, 1917) new comb., C. pseustes (Chamberlin & Ivie, 1936) new comb., C. punctulatus (Mello-Leitão, 1917) new comb., C. rishwani (Makhan, 2006) new comb., C. robustus (Mello-Leitão, 1945) new comb., C. vellardi (Soares & Camargo, 1948) new comb.

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Colonus[= syn. Thiodina] puerperus : Peckhams 1909. Trans. Wisc. Acad. Sci. Arts Let., 16 (1): 449, t 35, f 8 +©Photo D. Hill. By courtesy.
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Colonus[= syn. Thiodina] pallidus + vacculus : Crane J. 1945. Zoologica, 30 (1, 3): 35, f 2. : Galiano 1963b. Physis, 23 (66): 459, t 40, f 1-2.
Colonus[= syn. Thiodina] hesperus (compared with puerperus & sylvanus)::Richman, Vetter, 2004 J. Arachn., 32: 418-431, f 1-16. By courtesy.
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Colonus sylvanus: Richman, Vetter 2004. J. Arachn., 32: 418-431, f 1-16. + C phot by G. B. Edwards, 2001 +bilateral gynandromorph. © Daniel Goodding. By courtesy.
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Colonus[= syn. Thiodina] germaini : Galiano 1963b. Physis, 23 (66): 459, t 40, f 1-2 + Rev. Soc. Ent. Argentina, 19 (3-4): 57-59, f a-c + ©Phot C.J. Grismado. By courtesy.